This unit is based on the Year 4 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings. Students explore the rules and laws, and how they affect us. They investigate the difference between laws and rules. They explore the concepts of equal and equitable, and whether or not equal means fair. Students compare and explore the Australian law system and Indigenous Lore. They are introduced to the three levels of government, and learn more about the local government including laws and community groups. Students explore compulsory and non-compulsory voting.
In this unit students explore the following concepts;
In this lesson, students will look at why we have rules and laws, how they affect us and what is the role of local government has in rule making.
Students will investigate the differences between a rule and a law.
Students explore how Australia's laws affect Indigenous Australians and their traditional way of life.
In this lesson, students learn about their local government and the services they provide to the community.
In this lesson, students investigate how local government makes rules and law for communities.
Students will meet and pose questions to their guest speaker about local rules and laws.